Friday, March 25, 2011

Stations of the Cross/Kreuzwegstationen

'Christ Bearing the Cross, with a Dominican Friar', tempera on panel painting by Barna da Siena , 1330-1350, Frick Collection

Most Catholic churches around here offer the Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.  Tonight Jonathan, Charlotte, and I went to pray them in a nearby church.  Father had incense burning during the prayer and had lit many candles.  It was a beautiful and peaceful hour.  Charlotte was very impressed by the beauty of it.  We prayed a version based on the Stations by Alphonsus Liguori's Way of the Cross.  If you are interested in printing out your own Montessori version of the Stations, go to That Resource Site here.

Die meisten katholischen Kirchen im Umkreis bieten freitags in der Fastenzeit die Kreuzwegstationen an.  Heute abend haben Jonathan, Charlotte und ich sie in einer Kirche im Nachbarort gebetet.  Weihrauch brannte die ganze Zeit und viele Kerzen waren angezündet worden.  Es war eine schöne und friedvolle Stunde.  Charlotte war besonders von der Schönheit beeindruckt.  Wir haben eine Version der Stationen von Alphonsus Liguori gebetet.  Eine Montessori Variante für Kinder zum Ausdrucken der Kreuzwegstationen gibt es bei That Resource Site hier.     



  1. i remember first experiencing the peace and beauty of lent when i was charlotte's age through quiet prayer at church. it's a special time.

  2. Now I'm curious, in which church did you grow up?

  3. i grew up on long island in a lutheran church. st. luke's in farmingdale. my mom and i always liked the contemplativeness of the maundy thursday services.

  4. hello again! i've been meaning to send you the link to my emma lazarus post. i think you would enjoy it (you may not have seen it since i posted it about 2 weeks after we read the book) : P

  5. My husband is a Lutheran, Missouri Synod. He also has some dear memories of Lent in his church. A friend of mine here also grew up on Long Island in the Lutheran church, but I don't know where. If you are interested I can e-mail you her name.

  6. Thanks for sharing this. I just left a comment on your blog!


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